EIT-JSCE Joint International Symposium 2009 - Geotechnical Infrastructure Asset Management -
Date: September 7 - 8, 2009
Venue: Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Thailand
- Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT)
- Committee on Rock Mechanics
- Japanese Society for Civil Engineers (JSCE)
- Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"
- Asian Institute of Technology
- Japanese Committee for Rock Mechanics (JCRM)
Number of attendants: about 60
Participation Report (Japanese)
Participation Report (English)
EIT-JSCE Joint International Symposium 2009: Geotechnical Infrastructure Asset Management is being held for the purpose of technical knowledge exchange between Japan and Thailand in the field of geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics. At this symposium, in addition to "General Session", there will be "Young Engineers & Graduate Students Session" to provide an opportunity for Japanese and Thai students/young engineers in this field to make presentations in English.
IT-JSCE Joint International Symposium 2009: Geotechnical Infrastructure Asset Management was held on September 7 and 8, 2009 at the Imperial Queen's Park hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. "General Session" was held on September 7, and the "Young Engineers & Graduate Students Session" was held on September 8.
This symposium, first held in 2002, is aimed at technological knowledge exchange between Japan and Thailand in the field of geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics. This year the eighth symposium was hosted by Engineering Institute of Thailand and Asian Institute of Technology as the counterparts from Thailand's side. This year is the third time that the "Young Engineers & Graduate Students Session" was being held. There were a total of 27 oral presentations at the session. The Best Research Prize was awarded to six students and young engineers, including three Japanese, for their excellent presentations.
At the "General Session", intended for introducing technological knowledge from Japan and Thailand in the field of geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics, Prof. K. Fuenkajorn gave a lecture titled "An Overview of Rock Mechanics Researches in Thailand". From the Japanese side, lectures "Risk Evaluation on Shallow Slope Failure against Guerilla Rainfall" by Prof. H. Ohtsu and "Neural Networks for Near-surface Geophysical Data" by Prof. Matsuoka were given.
There were 60 participants in total: 35 from Japan and 25 from Thailand. After this successful eighth symposium, it is planned to continuously promote exchange among students and researchers, including at future symposiums hosted by Japan, in the field of geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics in Southeast Asia region and Japan.